Mastering The Three Seats

Thanks to for this great article! Written by: Jessica Lefroy There are three seats a rider should master to become effective and versatile – the full seat, the half seat, and the deep seat. Laura Tidball-Balisky describes each and when they can best be utilized. There are three seats a rider should master to become effective and versatile – […] Continue Reading

Congratulations To Our 4H Show Winners! May 7-8

Congratulations To Our Trish Franks Riding School Students again!!   These young riders did an amazing job this weekend at The 4H Show. A Big Congratulations to Sofia Riding Kit Kat and Her Clean Sweep High Point Win! Trish Franks Riding School, Brenwood, near Nashville TN. – “We teach safe horsemanship to horse-loving children in a safe, healthy environment, regardless of […] Continue Reading

Develop Your Eye For Distances To The Jump

Q: I ride a wonderful horse, but I just can’t seem to get a consistent and correct distance to the jump. My horse is adjustable, so the chips and long spots are usually my fault. What exercises do you recommend to help me better my eye? A: “Most of the problems riders face when it comes to distances stem from […] Continue Reading

Horse Leasing FAQS

A great article on Leasing from the Horse leasing has always been popular, both for the horse owner and the lessee.  The owner gets relief from the financial aspects or horse ownership and, in many cases, gets the satisfaction of knowing that the horse is being ridden or shown by someone will do a good job, so value is […] Continue Reading

Q: How long should my stirrups be for flatwork and jumping?

We found this article from very helpful: A: Stirrup length, as it turns out, is a very variable and personal choice. Some riders feel more secure with stirrups that would feel jockey-length to other riders. As a general starting point, take your feet out of the stirrups after you’ve warmed up your horse a bit and allow your legs to […] Continue Reading

Steps to Finding the Right Horse

By Kara L. Stewart | April 2, 2015 You can avoid all the potential mismatch agony by picking the right horse from the beginning. Here are some tips. Take a trusted and experienced horse trainer or instructor with you to evaluate the horse. Don’t let emotions rule your decision. Take your time. Ride the horse several times if possible. Be […] Continue Reading


Great article from Handing over the reins to someone to care for your horse is comparable to handing over your child to a daycare – it can be emotionally challenging. Even when you do find a great home for your equine partner, things can change in the blink of an eye: personal situations arise, riding goals change, sudden injuries […] Continue Reading

Overcoming Fear of Fence Height When Riding

Great Article found in Fear of fence height is pretty normal. Most horses and riders who jump at all are comfortable at two feet, because most horses can almost walk over two feet. (This starts with the assumption that the rider is fairly comfortable at the trot and canter, at least on the right, “steady” horse.) 2’3″ and 2’6″ […] Continue Reading


“I really need help,” the young woman said to the trainer. “You see my horse spooks at everything. I cannot ride him across the pasture without his looking at every fallen branch and jumping out of his skin at every rabbit. Can you help me?” “Well I don’t know,” replied the old man. “Do you keep your horse in a […] Continue Reading

MTHJA Brownland Farm Horse Show – March 2016

Congratulations To Our Trish Franks Riding School Students again!!   These young riders did an amazing job this weekend at The Brownland Farm Show: Two Reserve and Grand Champions today at Brownland Farms Sofia Wadler and Audrey Flatt Equitation champion Jessica Weissman I’m Proud to have an amazing team of coaches, volunteers and students that understand their Equestrian journey with us […] Continue Reading

How Horseback Riding Improves Physical and Mental Health

Riding and grooming your horse provide health benefits beyond what you get from many other forms of exercise. By Patrice D. Bucciarelli | March 7, 2016 At least twice a week, a group of women who board their horses at the same barn get together to take a short trail ride on the farm’s premises. The ride is a ritual […] Continue Reading